Man Utd make Casemiro red card appeal decision
Manchester United has confirmed they will not appeal the decision to send Casemiro off in the draw with Southampton on Sunday.
The defensive midfielder received a straight red for his high challenge on Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz in the first half of the eventual 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.
It was Casemiro’s second straight red in his last three Premier League games for Manchester United, having been given his marching orders in the win over Crystal Palace in February too. Due to the accumulation of red cards, the Brazilian is now set to face a ban of four domestic games.
Despite this lengthy ban, United confirmed on their official website that they do not intend to appeal Anthony Taylor’s decision to send Casemiro off.
A club statement read: “Manchester United have decided not to appeal against Casemiro’s red card in the 0-0 draw with Southampton.
“After initially being booked by referee Anthony Taylor for the challenge on Carlos Alcaraz in the first half, it was upgraded following a VAR review.
“The punishment is a four-game ban because the Brazil international was also sent off in the home win over Crystal Palace, again when VAR was used in the wake of a multi-player fracas. Casemiro will miss the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final with Fulham this Sunday and next month’s Premier League fixtures against Newcastle United, Brentford and Everton.
“He will be available for Thursday’s Europa League round-of-16 second leg away to Real Betis.”